STYLISTS at a Blackburn salon are celebrating after being named among the county's finest.

Staff at Split n Polish in Cherry Tree were overjoyed to be nominated in the North West Beauty Awards.

And their night was complete when they were picked out as the best beauty salon in Lancashire.

Maria McNaboe, from Split n Polish, said: "It came as quite a shock to us as we knew nothing about these awards and we were put forward by a member of the public.

"Hundreds of people from hair, beauty and asthetics jattended the awards and it was an absolutely amazing evening.

"The competition was extremely high with some of the top beauty salons attending but we were astounded and absolutely delighted when they called our name."

The salon, which has been established for more than 20 years, also scooped a gold award at the British Hair and Beauty Awards in June.

"This is a very competitive industry we're in but this just shows our high standard of work," she added.